MARCI weather report, July 30-August 5, 2018

MARCI-August-5-2018The planetary-encircling dust event continued to decay across Mars last week. Looking to the southern highlands, short-lived local-scale dust storms were observed over Solis-Sinai and along the seasonal south polar ice cap edge, which has retreated to ~65° S. latitude. Poleward of the cap’s boundary, afternoon dust hazes propagated eastward from southern Sirenum to southwestern Noachis Terra…. [More at link, including video]

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